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  • $18 million for transplant and gene-editing research

    The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has funded Stanford Medicine projects to improve kidney transplantation and advance treatment for a rare genetic disease in children.

  • New way to treat COVID-19 smell loss

    In a trial led by Stanford Medicine researchers, more than half of patients with persistent smell loss saw improvement with injections of platelet-rich plasma.

  • Stanford and Invus collaborate

    The collaboration will enable the development of medications to treat a type of brain cancer.

  • Autism hinders grasp of vocal emotion

    Children with autism have trouble identifying emotional tones because of differences in a brain region that processes social information, a Stanford Medicine study found.

  • How COVID-19 virus infects nasal cells

    A discovery by Stanford Medicine researchers and colleagues may pave the way for a “morning after” or prophylactic nasal spray to prevent infection.

  • Blood test identifies infections

    A diagnostic test developed by Stanford Medicine scientists can separate bacterial and viral infections with 90% accuracy, the first to meet standards set by the World Health Organization.

  • Shoshana Levy dies

    Shoshana Levy discovered a family of molecules called tetraspanins, launching a new field of cancer research. She was an active researcher, collaborator and mentor at Stanford Medicine for nearly three decades.

  • Translational research master’s program

    A new Stanford School of Medicine master’s program trains students in taking basic science research findings from the lab to patient care.

  • Gel treatment heals blistering wounds

    Researchers find that a gel tested in patients with a life-threatening blistering skin disease helps wounds heal. The gel — the first topical gene therapy — awaits FDA approval.

  • Possible new way to kill cancer cells

    After finding long, repetitive sequences in the genomes of seven kinds of cancer, researchers at Stanford Medicine and their colleagues developed a molecule that curbed their production.


2023 ISSUE 1

How social factors make or break us